by World Wide Nate –theGrio.com
For nearly three decades Atlanta, Georgia has been a mecca of music culture. Artists of all genres and creeds have come to Atlanta to find their way.
Now a fairly new trend is on the rise in the A.T.L. The underground art scene is making its presence felt in a big way. Artists who once looked to LA and New York to hone their craft are now finding their own voice in this burgeoning melting pot.
It’s not hard to find evidence of this phenomenon all over the city of Atlanta. A quick drive through downtown, midtown, Inman Park or Little Five Points and you’ll find yourself surrounded by creative energy. Walls, viaducts, and storefronts are covered in murals and portraits and these aren’t your typical vandalistic spray-can doodles. These pieces are gallery-worthy works of art tattooed on Atlanta’s landscape. Many of these murals have been commissioned by an organization called “Living Walls” who since 2010, has sought to promote, educate, and change perspectives about public space in Atlanta communities via street art (livingwallsatl.com). A collective of nearly of 100 artists have worked on these walls.
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